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responsibility, but suspicion falls on the same pakistan-based group that attacked mumbai in 2008. this time, mumbai was better prepared, but the violence would inflame tension between two old enemies, india and pakistan, both nuclear powers. richard engel, nbc news, cairo. >>> and here in our new york studios our chief foreign affairs important andrea mitchell, you ask any u.s. official, what keeps you up at night, they is answer, these two countries, nuclear nations and especially pakistan. >> pakistan is about to pass france as the fifth greatest nuclear power in the world and they're on a hair trigger. there's no hot line between india and pakistan, only last week, diplomats from both countries meeting out at stanford university trying to talk about establishing a hotline. so unlike the cold war, there is no communication, they could have an accident. india has said in the past they were restrained a few years ago when it was proved that pakistan was behind the attacks, they were restrained by the rest of the world, they did not retaliate, this time most likely they would. i was talk to
$800 million in military aid to pakistan. that's about a third of the yearly total. the move is aimed at getting pakistan to do more in the battle against extremists. >>> there's news about a brutal war closer to home tonight. just when it comes mexico's deadly drug war can't get any worse, there was a vicious new wave of violence this weekend not far from the u.s. border. nbc's kevin tibbles has the latest. >> reporter: it has been a weekend of carnage in mexico as vicious fighting between notorious drug cartels has left some 40 people dead. in one grizzly attack, gunmen wielding ak-47 automatic weapons opened fire in a crowded bar where police allege drugs were being sold. 21 people killed when the bar was sprayed with bullets. more than 500 miles away, 11 more bodies shot with high-powered rifles were found in a pile near a water well. in an area terrorized by a gang known as the knight's templars. some victims were blindfolded with their hands bound. the attacks occurred in three places. the nor they shall economic center of monterey also on the outskirts of mexico city, the count
up in the tribal regions of western pakistan. he also revealed that up to 20 top al qaeda leaders from pakistan, yemen, and somalia were identified from intelligence found in bin laden's compound and are now on america's target list. topping that list, american-born cleric anwar, leader of al qaeda in yemen, considered the greatest terrorist threat to the united states. the so-called christmas day bomber was trained and equipped by al qaeda in yemen. panetta confirmed today that the cia has joined the u.s. military in launching air strikes aimed at taking on the leadership of al qaeda in yemen and warned the u.s. must rere-main relentless in pursuit of al qaeda. zoob i think now is the moment, now is the moment, following what happened with bin laden to put maximum pressure on them because i do believe that if we continue this effort that we can really cripple al qaeda. >> reporter: despite the progress, panetta warns that al qaeda still remains a serious threat, and even after his success at the cia in bringing down bin laden, panetta says that al qaeda itself will still be a top
been focusing on all of this, pakistan is doing petty things with our intelligence folks and even holding a cabinet level official and his entourage who arrived last week. he was held at the airport just checking over their passports. while that is going on, very, very quietly in new york resuming negotiations or talks between the u.s. and north korea. >> newt gingrich is about to lunch his third and final presidential campaign of the year, this one to retire his debt from the first two campaigns. he is $1 million in debt, not counting what he owes to private firms. this will take him all the way through iowa. that is the goal now. chris: what is his purpose? >> just to retire the campaign. chris: when we come back, the big question of the week, have we seen a turning point on how president obama will be conversationed up by history? be right back. chris: welcome back. this week's big question, when history looks at the obama presidency, will this debt crisis of the last several weeks be a turning point? >> no question that it will be, chris. it's going to define a lot of what he
wednesday. the attacks came just months after india resumed peace talks with pakistan. so far, no group has taken responsibility for the bombings and indian officials are not speculating on who may have been behind the blasts. secretary of state hillary clinton says she will proceed with plans to visit the country next week. >>> now, here's a look at other stories making news "early today" in america. >>> a video from a dash cam has three tennessee sheriff's deputies in hot water. they took down an alleged intoxicated man and then repeatedly punched, kicked and tased him. the man was handcuffed and half naked, officers claim he was resisting arrest. all three officers have been placed on administrative leave. >>> an attorney in louisiana is being forced to answer some tough questions. after surveillance video showed him fighting in a bar located in the town he represents. the attorney said he was defending himself and sued the bar for lack of security. the owners countersued, saying the attorney's bar tab was unpaid. >>> in ohio, a 19-year-old champion stacker is leading the charge to have
arrested a man accused of being an agent for pakistan's state intelligence service who allegedly funneled roughly $2 million in contributions to u.s. political candidates and organizations without disclosing his connections to the pakistani government. the fbi says the man's goal was to tilt u.s. policy against indian control in kashmir. zimplt a mother and their three young daughters died when their vehicle drove into a washed out section of a wyoming highway and was swept away by a raging creek. only the father managed to escape. >>> in california witnesses say a hiker was swept over a waterfall at yosemite national park. a search and rescue operation was suspended overnight and will resume in the morning. >>> this morning in shanghai eight-time all-star 7'6" inch center yao ming announced his retirement from the nba at age 30 due to a series of foot and leg injuries. nba commissioner david stern called the chinese star "a testament to the globalization of our game." >>> for the second time in a week sicily's mount etna has has spewed lava and molten rock closing down the island's main
will move from caliban strongholds to the border of pakistan. unintended consequences, tonight to new research shows that a diet soda may have the opposite defect. >> to say that there is no evidence to connect casey anthony to kaylee's death ignores all of the evidence. >> tonight you will hear prosecutors last pitch to send the defendant to death row. >> most of the ring is to the south and west of us. find out where the rain is and the forecast coming up just a minute. honey, why aren't you playing with your friends? i am playing with my friends. hey, mrs. d... joseph? sarah! it's mommy's turn now. let's go. [ male announcer ] the average home has over four internet-connected devices. we were gonna storm the castle. i love your hair. [ sarah ] thanks i went to your guy. it's perfect. i thought we were storming the castle. [ male announcer ] that's why you need the internet rated #1 for supporting multiple users and devices simultaneously. verizon fios. a network ahead. call the verizon center for customers with disabilities at 800-974-tty/v. the gas prices are going down, they go b
-span, earlier today the pentagon released a tape seized in sunday's raid in pakistan, purported to be osama bin laden's last will and testament. the taun
stronghold to the border of pakistan. he will turn over the forces on july 18. >> congress returns from its holiday break as the clock continues to tick towards the august 2 default deadline. kate amara has more. >> with time running out, there is now talk of a temporary measure. congress comes back to work today. the senate cancelling this week's planned recess. on august 2, the government will run out of money to pay its bills. chances are a deal was not done this week. >> there is a lot of discussion that has to take place before signing on the dotted line. a lot of the senate will be in session. this is for a show as much for anything. >> democrats are pushing for spending reductions along with billions of dollars in new revenue. republicans insist the plan cannot include tax increases. >> this is a situation unlike any i've seen it in my years following the federal budget. the most important reason is that compromise is not acceptable. >> there are suggestions now that both sides may be willing to embrace a mini-deal of six to eight months which would include the cuts negotiators have
.s. relations with pakistan are getting icier as drone attacks are intensifying following this suspension of one-third of u.s. military aide to pakistan. u.s. slammed pakistan's reluctance to fight afghan militants along its border. >>> a government accountability report released today finds the system for detecting medicaid and medicare fraud are inadequate and underused. billion of dollars and claims are paid out each year, according to the report. >>> final spacewalk of the nasa era is conducted today. two space station residents will execute the walk to retrieve a broken pump. meantime, the landing plan for the "atlantis" has changed. it will now touchdown in the predawn houring of july 21st at the kennedy space center. >>> meantime, all eyes are going to be on sergeant scott moore at the marine corps ball this november when he shows up with movie star mila kunis on his arm. he asked her to the ball on youtube. take a look. >> hey, mila. sergeant moore. you can call me scott. i just want to take a moment out of my day to ask you to the marine corps ball in november in north carolina. yours t
that militants played a role in this and pakistan has condemned the bombing just as these two countries have started talking again about their differences. natalie. >> michelle kosinski, thank you. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton heads to turkey today as she kicks off a 12 day diplomatic world tour. topping her to-do list, be inning national pressure on moammar gadhafi. wednesday clinton said gadhafi's days in power are, quote, numbered. >>> a water war is being waged on capitol hill where the house has pass the a bill that would cut the epa's pourer to overrule state's decisions on water quality. the white house threatened to veto the bill saying it would undo four decades of progress in protecting the water supply. >>> whether she or won't she? sarah palin says she'll announce her plans for the 2012 presidential race in late august or early september. what she is saying now, though, is she believes she could beat president obama and could not see herself campaigning for one of the current republican candidates. >>> the weekend is coming early to space where astronauts will get time
tensions between pakistan and the united states. >>> jury selection begins today in federal court in washington, d.c. in the trial of pitching great roger clemens. he's accused of lying to congress in 2008 saying he never used performance enhancing drugs, including steroids, during his 23-season career. >>> a body found in an indianapolis creek is not missing indiana university student lauren spierer who disappeared last month. the county coroner says that while the body has yet to be identified, it is definitely not that of spierer. >>> now here's brian williams with what's coming up tonight on nbc "nightly news." >> coming up tonight, with the shuttle program about to come to an end, guess who these are tough times for? john glenn, first american to orbit the earth. we spent some time with him. some tough talk with him about what this era means. that and more when we see you tonight. >>> now for a look at what's trending today. a quick round-up of what has you talking online. web traffic surged tuesday as the casey anthony verdict was red. 2 million views her minute. meantime, o
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